California Water Code General Provisions

  • Section 1.
    This act shall be known as the Water Code.(Enacted By Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)
  • Section 2.
    The provisions of this code, in so far as they are substantially the same as existing statutory provisions relating to the same subject matter, shall...
  • Section 3.
    All persons who, at the time this code takes effect, hold office under any of the acts repealed by this code, which offices are continued...
  • Section 4.
    No action or proceeding commenced before this code takes effect, and no right accrued, is affected by this code, but all procedure thereafter taken therein...
  • Section 5.
    Unless the provision or the context otherwise requires, these definitions, rules of construction, and general provisions shall govern the construction of this code.(Enacted by Stats....
  • Section 6.
    Division, part, chapter, article, and section headings do not in any manner affect the scope, meaning, or intent of the provisions of this code.(Enacted by...
  • Section 7.
    Whenever a power is granted to, or a duty is imposed upon, a public officer, the power may be exercised or the duty may be...
  • Section 8.
    Writing includes any form of recorded message capable of comprehension by ordinary visual means. Whenever any notice, report, statement, petition, or record is required or...
  • Section 9.
    Whenever reference is made to any portion of this code or of any other law of this State, the reference applies to all amendments and...
  • Section 10.
    Section means a section of this code unless some other statute is specifically mentioned. Subdivision means a subdivision of the section in which that term...
  • Section 11.
    The present tense includes the past and future tenses, and the future, the present.(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)
  • Section 12.
    The masculine gender includes the feminine and the neuter.(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)
  • Section 13.
    The singular number includes the plural, and the plural, the singular.(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)
  • Section 14.
    County includes city and county.(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)
  • Section 15.
    Shall is mandatory and may is permissive.(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)
  • Section 16.
    Oath includes affirmation.(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)
  • Section 17.
    Signature or subscription includes mark when the signer or subscriber can not write, such signer s or subscriber s name being written near the mark...
  • Section 18.
    State means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. In the latter case, it includes the District of...
  • Section 19.
    Person means any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or company.(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1010, Sec. 226. Effective January...
  • Section 20.
    United States means the United States of America, and in relation to any particular matter includes the officers, agents, employees, agencies, or instrumentalities authorized to...
  • Section 21.
    If any provision of this code, or the application thereof to any person or circumstance, is held invalid, the remainder of the code, or the...
  • Section 22.
    Department, unless otherwise specified, means the Department of Water Resources.(Amended by Stats. 1956, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 52.)
  • Section 23.
    Director, unless otherwise specified, means the Director of Water Resources.(Repealed and added by Stats. 1956, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 52.)
  • Section 24.
    The standard miner s inch of water is equivalent to one and one-half cubic feet of water per minute, measured through any aperture or orifice.(Enacted...
  • Section 25.
    Board, unless otherwise specified, means the State Water Resources Control Board.(Added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 284.)
  • Section 26.
    For the purposes of this code, recycled water or reclaimed water has the same meaning as recycled water as defined in subdivision (n) of Section...

Last modified: September 9, 2016